Steve with dogsSteve Stevens has been Training and Breeding hunting dogs for more than 25 years. He has trained most of the gun-dog breeds including Retrievers, Pointers, Spaniels, and Versatiles. While he continues to do break-out and force fetch work for most hunting breeds, Steve's Primary focus is on Retriever Training and Breeding. In the retriever world; Steve has trained many Master National Qualifying dogs and Master National Participants. In the years 2006-2008 Steve participated in Super Retriever Series, where he placed dogs in the top 10 for each series, and won the SRS Nike Award for Sportsmanship (2008). Steve has qualified and titled Retrievers in many Hunt Test venues; including AKC ( MNH, MH, SH, JH), NAHRA (MHR) and HRC (Finished, Seasoned). During Duck Season; Steve manages Casa de los Patos Duck Club, where dogs get real world hunting experiences, and learn blind manners. Hunt dog training is a team-sport, and while Steve does run and hunt many dogs; his greatest joy is creating a solid team, training a non-slip functional retriever and instructing owners in working with their own dogs; whether it be upland-waterfowl hunting, hunt testing, or field trials.